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Archive for December 21st, 2011

  • Reid to Boehner: OK compromise payroll tax cut now

    December 21, 2011 • Business, National NewsComments Off

    House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio walks of the floor of the House chamber on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, in Washington. The House rejected legislation to extend a payroll tax cut and jobless benefits for two months, drawing a swift rebuke from President Barack...

  • Defense in WikiLeaks case begins giving its side

    December 21, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

    In this courtroom sketch, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, left, his attorney David Coombs, standing left, Prosecution attorney Ashden Fein, center, and Inspecting Officer Paul Almanza, upper right, and witness Adrian Lamo, right, appear in a courtroom in Fort...

  • Iraq PM tells Kurds to hand over Sunni VP

    December 21, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, file photo, Iraq’s vice President Tariq al-Hashemi speaks during a news conference in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq’s Shiite-led government issued an arrest warrant Monday Dec. 19, 2011, for Vice President Tariq...

  • Romney says Gingrich can’t take campaign heat

    December 21, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney reads from a tele-prompter as he makes a campaign speech in Bedford, N.H. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — Mitt Romney says if Newt Gingrich...

  • Loss, fear, threats drive North Korea’s mass grief

    December 21, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

    In this photo released by the Korean Central News Agency and distributed in Tokyo by the Korea News Service, North Korean military personnel cry as they visit the Kumsusan Memorial Palace to pay their respects to their leader Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang, North...

  • Interstates reopening after Great Plains snowstorm

    December 21, 2011 • National News, State NewsComments Off

    A Potter County road grader works to clear parts of Indian Hills Road Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 in Amarillo, Texas. Travelers in the Texas Panhandle were urged to stay off ice-packed roads Tuesday after up to 10 inches of snow covered parts of the region....

  • NM woman gives birth in truck during snowstorm

    December 21, 2011 • News, State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman gave birth in the front seat of a truck as it sped down an icy highway in a snowstorm. Elizabeth LeFevre gave birth to the 6-pound, 11-ounce girl early Tuesday on Old Las Vegas Highway between Canoncito and Santa Fe,...

  • Journalist: Morgan must have known about hacking

    December 21, 2011 • Business, World NewsComments Off

    Piers Morgan, host of CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” leaves the CNN building in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. A tense and sometimes hostile Piers Morgan refuses to disclose details about the most damning link between himself and...

  • ECB lends banks $639 billion over 3 years

    December 21, 2011 • Business, World NewsComments Off

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi speaks during a meeting of the Economic and Financial Committee at the European Parliament in Brussels on Monday Dec. 19, 2011. The ECB has faced calls to step up its bond-buying program in an effort to stem the...

  • EU court upholds carbon trade plan for aviation

    December 21, 2011 • Business, World NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Jan. 9, 2010 file photo, an airplane lifts off at Berlin’s Tegel airport during snowy and stormy weather. The European Union’s highest court upheld on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011 the EU’s right to impose its cap-and-trade...